Valencia vs Young Boys
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Valencia and Young Boys. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Valencia vs Young Boys | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Except for Juventus, nobody is safe in Group H of the Champions League. Both Valencia and Young Boys have chances to reach the knockout stage of this competition, but they also can finish last, and terminate their international campaign. It is why victory is a must for both sides.
The Bats are third with two points after three events. They got defeated in the last round of La Liga, at home against Girona, 0:1. Young Boys have one point and are at the bottom of the assembly, but they are entering this match after a convincing win over Grasshoppers on the road, 0:3.
We really don’t know what is happening with this team. They have solid players, and on paper, Valencia is in the better half of the Champions League teams. But something is rotten in their locker room. Marcelino’s troops have only two wins in the previous 10 games, and during that period they recorded 7 draws! Believe it or not, Valencia still didn’t win at Mestalla since the start of the season, and we are talking about all the competitions. Since then, the fans at this legendary stadium saw five draws and two losses. There is also one more thing to mention, and that is the low efficiency at home. All the matches played here, concluded with under 2.5 goals. Overall, in the last 12 events, only one went above that limit, and this gives you a perfect picture of this club and his performances.
The Youngsters have three wins in a row, and five matches in which they haven’t lost. This streak started against Zurich on 20th of October, and we need to point out that the team looks quite good. The efficiency of their matches is always high, and 7 of 10 latest saw at least three goals, but most of the time it was even more. When examining only the games played outside of Bern, this club has 8 wins, and one loss and draw apiece in previous 10 road trips. And during that period, just once the match didn’t end with 3+ scores. Young Boys are one very offensive team, who isn’t afraid to play open against much stronger sides since they don’t acknowledge any other style than that.
Latest Team News
Valencia has three players who are under a question mark for this event. Denis Cheryshev, Cristiano Piccini, and Daniel Parejo. Meanwhile, the situation is the same among the guests. Jordan Lotomba, Pedro Teixeira, and Gregory Wutrich are all questionable.
The only match between these clubs happened two weeks ago, and it ended with a draw, 1:1. Batshuayi gave the lead to the Bats, but Hoarau equalized from a penalty, just 10 minutes after the start of the second half.
Odds and Predictions
Valencia’s win is set at 1.44, and they are obviously the favorites here. A draw is at 4.50, while Young Boys’ triumph is 6.50.
Valencia vs Young Boys | Top Betting Tip: Valencia (2-0)
Now, if Valencia fails to triumph against this rival, then they shouldn’t be playing European football. With all due respect towards Young Boys and their players, without the slightest intention to underestimate them, they are weaker than the Spanish side, and they do play away from home. The Bats need to win, for many reasons, but the two most important are to maintain in the race for the knockout stage and to boost a morale a little bit. With these three points, Valencia might gain a decisive advantage over Man United, in the battle for the second place. Now, about the efficiency. Despite Young Boys being an offensive orientated squad, against the hosts, you can’t really develop such style on the field, because they don’t allow high intensity and tempo. Marcelino wants the game to slow down, and that is the main reason to suggest a moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals. Final proposition, Valencia – Young Boys 2:0.